Athlete Showcase: Niles’ Cade Stephenson
Published 8:40 am Monday, January 18, 2016
Cade Stephenson is a junior on the Niles wrestling team.
What has been one of your greatest
accomplishments as an athlete?
CS: Being a regional qualifier in wrestling as a sophomore.
What has been one of your biggest
disappointments as an athlete?
CS: Losing in the blood round of regionals.
What has been a hardship in your life?
CS: Losing my grandpa.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
CS: My dad, because he always pushes me to be better.
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
CS: Right before a match.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
CS: Tripping over the mat.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
CS: Going to the YMCA and working out.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
CS: Ping pong.
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
CS: My dad, because he is always sore after watching me wrestle because he’s always moving in the stands.
How would you give away $50,000?
CS: I would give the money to Five Pines Ministries where I am a counselor at their summer camp.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
CS: The Penn State wrestling team.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
CS: Have a job.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
CS: Going through two hours of practice every day just for a six-minute match.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
CS: I would change the out-of-bounds rule.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
CS: That I am a hard worker.
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
CS: Learning a backflip. Yes.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
CS: My friend doing a front flip off the wall.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
CS: Hunting, because it teaches me to provide.
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